Tony Lord Of Deer” is a work of fantasy that targets young readers. This beautifully written book brings to mind Liberty Dendron's-Deer Tales and real-life issues that children confront everyday are at the heart of the story. Bullying, death and how to handle grief are themes in the story. This story shows that strength of character, and belief in the good in everything is above all else.
The herd galloped across creeks, jumped over fallen trees, and waded through cold, calm rivers. When they reached the warmer climate, bugs and insects flew from trees and attached themselves to the dears’ bodies, and crawling over them. Birds waved their wings as they left their nest to welcome the tired travelers to their new home. Turkeys kicked leaves from side to side, searching for something to eat. Rabbits hopped about, and groundhogs ran from den to den as the sun drifted slowly over the mountain. In their new home Archie closed his eyes and pretended many wonderful things. “It’s not so bad being hurt,” he whispered. “I can pretend I'm playing with my friends, galloping through the forest, or that I’m helping Mr. Ground Hog build a cozy den for the winter.”